Dan Waldschmidt

by Dan Waldschmidt

January 16, 2012

Ending the Conversation.

You can end the conversation anytime you want. It’s your decision.

You can let everyone around you know that your critics are wrong, unhappy customers just don’t “get it” and that your advisors don’t understand.

All you have to do is turn around and walk away. You can end the conversation anytime you want to.

Or can you?

The conversation isn’t really over.

In reality, the conversation is still going on.  You’re just choosing not to be a part of it.

Unhappy customers are still unhappy. Your insightful advisers are still right.

The conversation is happening.

But the only one who isn’t getting a chance to contribute is you.  The only one who isn’t getting a chance to learn from the conversation is you.

That’s because you thought you could end the conversation by walking away.

Really, you’re the only one missing out.

Because the conversation was meant for you. Meant to help you.

But you’ve decided you don’t want to be part of that conversation.

And you’re only hurting yourself.

About the author

Dan Waldschmidt

Dan Waldschmidt doesn’t just talk about leveling up. He’s obsessed with it. He's set records as an ultra-runner and been the personal strategist for the leading business leaders of our time. He wrote a book, called EDGY Conversations that accidentally became a worldwide bestseller and continues to share his insights from the stage as a keynote speaker and on the blogs and podcasts you will find here. Most days, you'll find Dan heads-down, working on breakthrough strategies for his clients at EDGY Inc, a highly-focused, invite-only, business strategy execution company based out of Silicon Valley.